Making the most of what you've got - Conference for Arable Growers

Thursday, 11 January, 2018

Date: 11 January 2018
Time: 9.30am-4.30pm
Location: CAFRE, Greenmount College
Cost: £25.00
Ulster Arable Society members are entitled to a £5 refund on attendance at the AGM.

***Online booking has now closed, if you wish to attend please pay on arrival ***

This all day conference jointly organised by CAFRE, Ulster Arable Society and the Ulster Farmers’ Union will provide arable growers with an update on current agronomy and business management issues.

Morning session

  • Opening address - Martin Grantley-Smith – AHDB, Strategy Director Cereals and Oilseeds
  • 'Organic manures - messages from the COMS projec' - Dr Ethel White, Head of Plant Research Station, AFBI Crossnacreevy
  • 'Role of potash on soil and plant health' - Steve Townsend, Soil/Tillage Specialist, Soil First Farming
  • 'Potential for cover crops in Northern Ireland' - Shay Phelan, Crops Specialist, Teagasc
  • Discussion session

Afternoon session

  • ‘Breaking the world wheat record' - Rod Smith, Arable Farmer, Northumberland
  • 'Taking care of your soil - tyre setup' - Iain Johnstonm Crops Advisor, CAFRE
  • 'Looking to the future - Land Mobility Scheme' - John McCallister, Land Mobility Programme Manager
  • Debate and discussion - Bruce Steele, Agronomist and Robert Moore, Arable Farmer. Facilitated by Andy Doyle, Tillage Editore, Irish Farmers' Journal

6 BASIS points and 1 NRoSO points applied for the day at the conference, a further 1 BASIS and 1 NRoSO point is available for attendance of lunch time visit to spray store. This is also a qualifying KTT event for the cereal and potato Business Development Groups (BDG). Attendees must ensure they sign the relevant registers on the day.

If you have difficulty booking online, please contact Angela Scott at UFU HQ on 028 9037 0222. Note: Places cannot be reserved and payment in full is required at the time of booking by credit or debit card. 

For further information on conference speakers or facilities/access queries contact:  CAFRE KT admin on 02894426790 or  Email: